Weekend Edition – Blissfully Immature plus Writing Tips and Good Reads

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I won’t grow up.

peter pan shadowThough Father Time tells me I’m, as they say, “over the hill,” I decided long ago that I would never be a grown up … not entirely, at least. Though the years stack up against my intention, I’m not afraid. “Young at heart” is something no clock or calendar can steal from you. That is all I want – not changeless beauty or undying vitality, but only to be forever possessed of a pliable and open mind, a mind that can see and believe in magic, a mind that perceives truth instead of accepting assumptions.

I recently listened to another episode of The James Altucher Show via podcast. The guest this time was Stephen Dubner, co-author with Steven D. Levitt of the New York Times bestseller, Freakonomics. The duo’s latest book, Think Like a Freak was the subject of the Althucher interview which included some…

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The Writer in the Attic is Boring: Why Volcanoes, Falling in Love and Puppies Are Valid Career Investments

Here’s a post worth reading. I have a slightly different take on the whole experience thing, but even so, this is a home run.

Ciara Darren

 

Aaron CrossYou are the writer that you’ve created yourself to be. You’ve probably heard of the ‘nature versus nurture’ argument. There’s not much most of us can do about the nature part, unlike Aaron Cross in Bourne Legacy. We’re not going to get an upgrade on the original hardware.

But there’s a lot we can do with the software, with the apps and data we enter into our brains going forward.

If there’s a kind of story you want to be telling, then you need to be living the life that’s going to make you into the story teller that can tell that story.

Lopping a treeOne of my favorite authors as a teenager was Louis L’Amour. He wrote primarily westerns, the kind of books that came in paper backs and were thin, fast reads. I don’t know how many of those stories I read. His worlds were real, his characters vivid…

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Here’s An Awesome Post

Just browsing around on my lunch break, looking for a quick reblog, I discovered an awesome guest post at Write On, Sisters!

Control Your Life/Get Out of Yourself, by Kathy Weyer. It’s all about the importance of getting out of your head and paying attention to the world now and then, as a way of re-energizing yourself. She suggests doing kindnesses for other people, and includes this list, which I love:

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